Tysons Corner, VA

Fairfax County police arrested a Falls Church man after he allegedly wounded a man during a fight in a residential area by Haycock Elementary School.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, in the 2200 block of Orchid Drive.

“Officers responded to the area for two men fighting,” according to the police report. “Officers found and arrested the suspect nearby.”

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Police charged 50-year-old Spyros Pagonis with unlawful wounding.

In a separate incident, police arrested a Maryland man for grand larceny at a Home Depot (2815 Merrilee Drive) in Merrifield around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 11).

“Officers responded for a larceny at the Home Depot and found store security fighting with the suspect when they arrived,” police said.

Police said that the suspect “pulled away and ran from officers” while being arrested, but was caught after a short foot pursuit.

“It was learned that the suspect had committed grand larceny at another Home Depot just before coming to this location and had over $3,000 worth of stolen items with him,” police said.

Police charged 36-year-old Derik Henderson with grand larceny, assault and resisting arrest.

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An MS-13 gang member from Falls Church was sentenced today for his role and participation in a violent assault of a victim with multiple baseball bats.

Last October, Jose Ochoa Del-Cid, 21, of Falls Church, conspired with other MS-13 gang members to lure the victim under false pretenses to James Lee Park in Falls Church, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Del-Cid and roughly a dozen other MS-13 members then “beat the victim with bats, fists, and feet for approximately three minutes.”

Del-Cid was sentenced to more than five and a half years in prison.

The FBI’s WFO’s Safe Streets/HIDTA Task Force for Northern Virginia, which is tasked with dismantling violent gangs in the D.C.-area, investigated the case.

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An MS-13 gang member was sentenced today to more than five and a half years in prison for his leadership role and participation in a violent gang-related assault of a victim with multiple baseball bats.

“The hallmark of MS-13 is extreme violence,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “The sole purpose of this brutal and senseless assault was to instill fear in communities here in Northern Virginia and dissuade cooperation with law enforcement. Our investigation and prosecution of this case should send a clear message that the violent acts of MS-13 in our community will be prosecuted at every opportunity.”

According to court documents, in October 2018, Jose Ochoa Del-Cid, 21, of Falls Church, an admitted MS-13 gang member, conspired with several other members and associates of MS-13 to lure the victim to James Lee Park, in Falls Church, so that they could assault the victim. Del-Cid and other members and associates of MS-13 believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, falsely representing himself as a member of MS-13, and disparaging the local Silvas clique of MS-13.

After luring the victim to the park under false pretenses, Del-Cid and approximately a dozen other members and associates of MS-13 beat the victim with bats, fists, and feet for approximately three minutes. As a result of the beating, the victim suffered multiple broken limbs and was hospitalized for several days.

“The FBI Washington Field Office remains aggressive in investigating and dismantling gang activity, to ultimately bring justice to the victims of the horrific violence of MS-13,” said Timothy Dunham, Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division, FBI Washington Field Office. “Our goal is take these violent offenders off the street, which should send a message to others that this violence will not be tolerated in our community.”

This matter was investigated by the FBI WFO’s Safe Streets/HIDTA Task Force – Northern Virginia which is composed of FBI Agents along with Task Force Officers from the Fairfax County Police, the Prince William County Police, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Leesburg Police Department, the Alexandria City Police, Fairfax City Police, Vienna Police Department, Herndon Police Department, and the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, along with Agents from the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations  and ATF.

The mission of this task force is to identify, investigate, disrupt and dismantle the most egregious and violent gangs operating in the Capital Region to include members of MS-13, a transnational street gang, known for its acts of violence.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Timothy M. Dunham, Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Division, FBI Washington Field Office, and Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicholas U. Murphy II and Morris Parker prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:19-cr-88.

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Fairfax County police arrested a 39-year-old man on Sunday (July 28) after he allegedly displayed a knife and resisted arrest.

The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. in the 8600 block of Leesburg Pike between Koons Tysons Toyota and the Audi Tysons Corner Service Department.

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Officers saw a man who appeared to be intoxicated walking toward oncoming traffic. The man took an aggressive stance toward officers and displayed a knife. Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and convince the man to drop the knife. The man began to resist arrest by pulling his arms away and trying to break free.

Police arrested and charged Jon Lincoln of no fixed address with assault on law enforcement, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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Fairfax County police arrested a Sterling man late Monday (July 22) night for allegedly driving recklessly and ramming a police car, police said.

The incident occurred around 11 p.m. in the 8100 block of Old Dominion Drive in McLean.

“The driver of a black Mercedes refused to stop when officers tried to pull him over for driving recklessly,” police said. “The driver intentionally rammed a police cruiser before turning down a dead-end street and running away.”

Police arrested 45-year-old Brian Templeman and charged him with his fourth driving while impaired (DWI) offense, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license, assault on law enforcement and eluding, according to police.

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Vienna police arrested a 29-year-old man who allegedly hit a boy at Foster’s Grille.

The incident occurred at noon on Sunday (July 7) at the restaurant’s Vienna location (138 W. Maple Avenue).

From the police report:

A citizen was in Foster’s Grill with her juvenile son. A man was seated at the bar, randomly yelling and making the other customers uncomfortable. At one point, the man got up, went behind the juvenile, and struck him on the back. The man then left the restaurant.

Officers located the man in the area and found him to be incoherent. The man became irate with the officers, and it was determined that he may be a danger to himself or others.

Police arrested the man, who is a resident of Cornflower Court in Vienna, on an Emergency Custody Order and took him to a nearby medical facility for an evaluation.

Police told the mom about the warrant process if she wants to pursue charges against the man for misdemeanor assault on her son.

Around 12:40 p.m. while police were investigating the alleged assault, a different man came up to the boy and asked about the police activity, according to the report.

“The man was advised by officers to continue on his way,” police said, adding that the man walked through the middle of the investigation. “At one point, the man approached the juvenile and made a statement that concerned the juvenile.”

Police said that the man eventually left the area.

In a separate incident, Vienna police are looking for the man who allegedly exposed himself in Patrick Henry Library last month.

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on June 27. Police said a woman reported that “she was in the library when an unknown man exposed himself in front of her.”

The man then left the library (101 E. Maple Avenue), and police were not able to find him, according to the police report.

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Fairfax County police arrested a 30-year-man at a McDonald’s in Tysons for allegedly trespassing, pretending to be an employee and assaulting a police officer.

The incident occurred around 10:15 p.m. last Friday (July 5) at 8111 Leesburg Pike.

Police said an employee reported that a man was trespassing, and police discovered that he falsely claimed to be an employee.

“The man refused to leave, resisted arrest and assaulted an officer,” according to the police report.

Police arrested and charged Hakeem Linkins of no fixed address with resisting arrest, trespassing and assault on a law enforcement officer. He was held without bond.

In a separate incident, police are investigating grand larceny at the Safeway (1688 Anderson Road) in McLean near Tysons on Saturday (July 6).

Around 2 a.m., three men entered the store, walked around for a few minutes and then one of the men made a small purchase that distracted the clerk, while the two other men removed cash register drawers, police said.

“All three men, described as black and in their 20s, ran out of the store, entered cars and drove away,” according to the police report.

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After an eight-hour-long search last week, Vienna police tracked down and arrested a man in connection with several crimes around the Town of Vienna, including assault, fraud and burglary.

It all started shortly after midnight last Monday (June 17) when police said a 27-year-old man of no fixed residence tried to pay a cab driver, who had dropped him off in front of the Wolftrap Hotel (430 W. Maple Avenue), with multiple credit cards that were all declined.

“The man began to walk away, and when the cab driver confronted him regarding the payment, the man threatened him with a knife,” according to police. “The man then ran off behind the hotel.”

About four hours later, police said that the man was caught trying to get into a home in the 300 block of Nutley Street and ran off. The resident of the home went out to look for the man, found him and recognized him as an acquaintance, according to police.

When the resident told the man to leave the property, the man threatened the resident with a knife and then ran away, police said.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m., a different resident at a home in the 200 block of Paris Court SW spotted the man on her deck while checking her home’s security cameras.

“Officers located the man and found he was the same person involved in the incidents that had occurred earlier,” according to police.

By that point, the police had warrants charging assault with a weapon, defrauding a cab driver, burglary with a weapon and assault. Once they found the man, police determined that he was also wanted in Fairfax County on warrants charging probation violation and failure to appear in court.

After he was arrested, “the man began complaining that he did not feel well and needed medical attention,” according to police. He was taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation and, once the hospital staff cleared him, to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

But that’s not all.

While police were searching for the man, police said they stumbled across several bags of his belongings in the backyard of a home in the 100 block of Mendon Lane SW.

“The resident advised the bags did not belong to him, and he wanted them removed,” according to police. “Officers inventoried the property and found that in addition to personal belongings, the bags contained narcotics and drug paraphernalia.”

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(Updated at 9:15 a.m.) Fairfax County police arrested a man early this morning, ending an eight-hour-long barricade situation that closed Old Dominion Drive in McLean.

Police responded yesterday (May 28) to a home around 4:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Old Dominion Drive after a family member reported an assault, the police department tweeted at 7:04 p.m.

“The victim was able to leave the house. 25-year-old Sean Price, of McLean, refused to come out and barricaded himself in the home,” according to a press release.

Police contained the scene while crisis negotiators and tactical officers worked to “peacefully resolve the situation,” the press release said.

Police arrested Price and charged him with assault and violation of a protective order around 12:30 a.m. today (May 29), ending the barricade that closed Old Dominion Drive between Valley Avenue and Kirby Road.

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Fairfax County’s violent crime rates slightly decreased this year compared to last year, according to a new report from the police department.

The new data comes from FCPD’s annual crime report, which the department released today (Friday). The 64-page document reports a decrease in violent crime rates between 2017 and 2018 for homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

  • homicide decreased from 20 to 13
  • rape decreased from 98 to 92
  • robbery decreased from 428 to 354
  • aggravated assault decreased from 283 to 260

The report also provides comparisons between FCPD’s eight police districts for the number of driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests, citations and dispatched calls.

The McLean District, which covers Merrifield, Dunn Loring, Falls Church, McLean, Tysons Corner and Great Falls, fell on the higher end for the number of DWI arrests with 251 last year.

The report says that officers from the McLean District teamed up last year with Fairfax County Public Schools to support “International Walk to School Day” to reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools as the county grapples with transportation infrastructure challenges.

In addition to the crime statistics, the report also notes how many different types of complaints the Internal Affairs Bureau closed. A majority of internal complaints were closed — 129 out of 169. Out of the 129 external complaints, however, only 78 were closed.

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Fairfax County Police say two employees at an unnamed business near the Spring Hill Metro station were threatened at gunpoint, and one was robbed.

The report says the robbery took place on the 8400 block of Broad Street — the block behind The Ascent residential building — around 2 p.m. on Tuesday (April 23), according to the police report.

According to the report:

Two employees overheard a commotion in the stairwell and saw two men walking away.  The employees were then approached by the men and one of them displayed a black handgun. One employee ran away while the second was assaulted and his property was taken. The men left the area in a black sedan. They are described as black, about 6′ and wearing dark clothing.

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